“Ask me no questions, I will tell you no lies, careful what you wish for. We’re looking for angels in the darkest of skies…I’m not asking for a miracle,” CHVRCHES frontwoman Lauren Mayberry demands on the band’s new song “Miracle”, which they’ve shared today ahead of the release of their new album, Love is Dead, out May 25th on Glassnote Records. The album is available for pre-order at https://chvrches.lnk.to/LoveIsDead.
The song was produced by Steve Mac (Ed Sheeran / ‘Shape Of You’). On working with the mega-producer, the band says:
“Miracle is the only song from Love Is Dead that we didn’t write and record in the States, instead producing it in London with Steve Mac. Steve is such an intuitive writer with such a killer ear for melody and working with him felt very easy and natural. He makes space for everyone in the room and really pushes people to try things and go outside of their comfort zone, in a good way.”
CHVRCHES are Lauren Mayberry, Iain Cook and Martin Doherty. Love Is Dead is the band’s third album, following their debut The Bones of What You Believe (2013) and its critically acclaimed follow up Every Open Eye (2015). With the soaring success of their first two albums propelling CHVRCHES into new worlds of fame and acclaim, Love Is Dead is at times euphoric and others bittersweet. It is an album about growing up and“coming to terms with the fact that there are great things in the world and there are awful things in the world and that you can’t get one without the other,” says Mayberry.
For the first time in their career, Love is Dead sees CHVRCHES welcome outside influences, with 2017 and 2018 GRAMMY Producer of the Year Greg Kurstin co-producing nine tracks, and Steve Mac producing “Miracle”.
Over the course of their career, CHVRCHES have played countless shows worldwide, with each tour’s production reaching new heights and leaping towards the top of festival bills. The band have announced their first US show, as the penultimate headliners at this year’s Governors Ball in New York city on June 3rd. They will also make appearances at a number of other festivals across the world. See www.chvrch.es for tickets.
May 26th – Radio1 Biggest Weekend, Swansea, UK
May 31st – Primavera, Barcelona, Spain
June 3rd – The Governors Ball, New York, NY
June 8th – Best Kept Secret, Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands
June 10th – Parklife, Manchester, UK
June 17th – Bb&T Pavilion, Camden, NJ
June 22nd – Southside Festival, Nehausen Ob Eck, Germany
June 22nd – Hurricane Festival, Scheessel, Germany
June 29th – Aerodrome, Panensky Tynec, Czech Republic
June 30th – Openair St Gallen, St Gallen, Switzerland
July 6th – Rock Werchter, Werchter, Belgium
July 8th – TRNSMT Festival, Glasgow, UK
July 11th – Ahoi The Full Hit of Summer, Linz, Austria
July 13th – NOS Alive, Alges, Portugal
July 15th – Citadel Festival, London, UK
July 27th – Fuji Rock, Yuzawa, Japan
August 2nd – Lollapalooza, Chicago, IL
August 3rd – Hinterland Music Festival, St Charles, IA
August 9th – Ogden Twilight, Utah, UT
August 31st – Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Ireland